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Get out and about with these south Pinellas events

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Habia Una Vez — Family Story Night in Spanish: Stories and fun with native speaker Carolina Tave, 7 p.m., Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Free. Call 587-6715.

9 Tuesday

For first-time home buyers: Targets low- to moderate-income families and individuals, 6-9 p.m., Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Learn about help with down payments or closing costs, Realtor services, qualifying for a mortgage and more. Free. Also offered Sept. 16. To get information or register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or go to

Florida-Friendly Gardening: Class teaches the basics of landscape and design principles using native plants, 6:30 p.m., Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call 582-2673 to register.

"Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, More Stories about Real Florida": St. Petersburg Times writer Jeff Klinkenberg highlights personalities and places that reflect real Florida, apart from the one influenced by developers and Disney, 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 893-7326.

10 Wednesday

All-you-can-eat pancakes: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. $2.50. Call 541-0776.

12 Friday

Music in the Park: Vic Thompkins and the Vic Thompkins Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Refreshments available to purchase. Free. Call 391-8345.

The Bet Collector: Film. Amy, the family matriarch, makes ends meet in Manila by running a small convenience store out of her home and is forced to supplement the family income by collecting bets for an illegal numbers game, 8 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $8. Call 895-6620.

Tenth annual Casino Night: Features dinner, games, raffle, silent auction and dancing, 7 p.m., Holy Name Catholic Church/Maria Center, 5800 15th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Proceeds benefit A Brighter Day, a local organization that helps homeless families. $50. Call 638-7707.

13 Saturday

Gallery Walk: More than a dozen galleries participate in this relaxing evening, 5:30-9 in downtown St. Petersburg. Visit the galleries, meet artists and ride the Looper Trolly throughout downtown. This month the galleries will feature work about or featuring Florida. Call 821-6767 or go to

Fourth annual Pot Roast: Potters from all over the region donate pots for this charity event, 5 p.m., Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Buy a bowl and fill it with homemade pot roast or veggie stew, listen to music and meet new friends. Proceeds benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Go to or call 323-3787.

Do you bamboo? Learn about cultivation and use of bamboo with Phil Stager, 11:30 a.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with garden admission. Call 551-3102.

14 Sunday

Concert: The Masonic Band of St. Petersburg, conducted by Peter Harris, presents a free concert, 4 p.m., at the Masonic Home, 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. The band is seeking musicians who play French horn, alto horn and flute. Call 584-1391.

A New Jen-Eration Art & Music Celebration: Family-friendly day of art and music raises money for scholarships through the Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation. The event, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullin Booth Road, Clearwater, features free children's art activities from noon-4:30 and a ticketed concert from 6-9. Bands include Basic Rock Outfit, the Black Honkeys and the Crunge (a Led Zeppelin cover band). A silent art auction runs all day. Concert tickets are $25, $50 for VIP. Call 784-5487.

Get out and about with these south Pinellas events 09/06/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:57pm]
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